Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Book Club

Last night I attended my first meeting of the Alumnae Book Club put on by my high school!  Of course I was anxious to see what it would be like, what the other women would be like but I was going with my best friend Kaylie (whom I have known since 7th grade)!

We met at a local Starbucks and walked in to find that we were the youngest members by at least 40 years!  We even met someone who had gone to school and graduated with Kaylie's Grandmother in 1947!!  Once the ladies had calmed down, introductions were made and we began to talk about the June book selection - A Death in Belmont by Sebastian Junger.

The conversation flowed easily and before I knew it we were off the topic of the book and onto other things!  I felt so included and connected with this group of women even though many of them were grandmothers and had lived in a whole different generation than Kaylie and I. 

When we did actual talk about the book, it was interesting to hear the others perceptive because they had all lived through the events of the Boston Strangler, while Kaylie and I hadn't even been born yet!  I did enjoy reading this book, although I thought that Junger's style of writing was a bit choppy.

Next months book is Flushed by W. Hodding Carter and it is about the evolution of the toilet and plumbing!  I will definitely being going back - it was so much fun!

 
*Tuesday Running = Easy 3 miles in 26:28

**Anyone reading any good books?  I am going to the Library today after work and need some suggestions!

14 comments:

Tricia said...

very cool

marathonmaiden said...

i'm reading the new (well it may not be new but it's the most recent) dan brown book and it's really good so far!

i love the alphabet books (a is for alibi etc) and anything by lisa jackson, iris johanssen (sp?) and james patterson. my all-time fav is michael crichton. i'm such a book worm that i could go on and on and on ahhaha

Marlene said...

I just finished The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill - it's called Someone Knows My Name in the U.S. - excellent read!

Started The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb yesterday and already can't put it down.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I'm glad the book club was fun! Sounds like a great group - and it's great that they were so inclusive/welcoming!

The best book I've read recently is "American Wife". Another favorite is "The Sunflower" by Richard Paul Evans. That's one of my go-to's when I am picking out a book for a friend. Everyone who reads it, loves it!

K said...

Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey.

Amy said...

I second Marlene's suggestion - that's one of the best books I've read in a loooooong time. I'm also on the lookout for a good read at the moment.

Chelsea said...

Jonathan Kellerman's Compulsion. I love mysteries.

Miranda said...

I just picked up Outer Banks by Ann Rivers Siddons at my local library yesterday, so far so good.

Lisa said...

sounds like a lot of fun! I'm sure you'll learn a lot from those women!

runnernic.com said...

i have a book obsession and get super excited to go to barnes and noble or any book store! i just love buying books... it totally cures my need to shop. books are the bomb... NERD ALERT!!! ;)

k2323 said...

"The Help" is number 2 on the NYT best seller list this week. It's a great story about segregation in the 60s and how a black maid and a white woman help to make changes.

ajh said...

Sounds like fun although I can't say I feel I need to run out and buy Flushed. Will be anxious to hear what you say.

onelittletrigirl said...

That sounds like so much fun! I love hanging out with older people- especially grandparents.

Lacey Nicole said...

so interesting you felt the same way-- i had my mom read the book and it was a completely different experience for her than for me b/c she lived through the actual events. i wrote that on goodreads in my review, too!